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Taiwan's requirement to wear masks during large-scale assemblies to continue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The requirement for people to wear masks during large-scale assemblies will continue after Feb. 28, when the requirement was originally set to expire, the Central Epidemic...

VinBrain reaches final round of global competition "COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge"

The VinBrain team in the US has reached the final round of the Pandemic Response Challenge held by XPRIZE and Cognizant. This competition, which has prize money of $500,000, aims to harness the p...

Taiwan will reopen to business travel on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced that it will lift its ban on business travelers from select countries on March 1. I...

Indonesian delegation visits Taiwan's Jakarta office to discuss migrant worker freeze

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian officials in charge of migrant worker issues visited Taiwan’s representative office in the capital city of Jakarta Monday (Feb. 22) to exchange views abou...

4 imported Covid cases test positive after Taiwan quarantines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) confirmed four imported COVID-19 infections from the U.S. and Malaysia, all of whom tested posit...

Taiwan to lift entry ban on non-resident foreigners on March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced that it will lift its ban on the entry of non-resident foreigners and allow internatio...

Hong Kong to spend $15.4B to stabilize virus-ravaged economy

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong will introduce 120 billion Hong Kong dollars ($15.4 billion) in fiscal measures to help businesses and residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as it looks towards ec...

Swedish TV show discusses Taiwan's pandemic prevention success

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swedish television program “Foreign Offices,” which covers current international affairs, on Tuesday (Feb. 23) aired a special episode discussing Taiwan’...

Only 1.3% of Taiwanese willing to take Chinese Covid vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey released on Tuesday (Feb. 23) revealed that only 1.3 percent of Taiwanese would accept a Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccine and 72.7 percent of young adults would pref...

German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...

Taiwan’s airline stocks soar with news of possible lifting of foreigner entry ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s airline stocks soared this morning after the country’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced on Sunday (Feb. 21)...

Not to be sniffed at: Agony of post-COVID-19 loss of smell

NICE, France (AP) — The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked...

Deb Haaland hearing is Indian Country's Obama moment

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department. She is a sister, an auntie and ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2021. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 23...

Taiwan to lift eating ban on HSR trains March 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 22) announced that all of its epidemic prevention regulations would remain in place in March, with the exception...